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Good movies of West having shots of India

Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West which were shot in India, totally or partially, and not all of them were made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of them with star reviews on many.

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****

One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan from Bollywood.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Movie the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the film in iTunes through following this link  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul, which is said to be telling the real story about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.

Find the movie here from iTunes Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

And the whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service.

  • Life of Pi (2012), *****

The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: Life of Pi – Ang Lee

  • Lion (2016), ***½

Lion is an Australian movie, beautifully shot, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable.

You can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre and got three stars out of five from Indivue.

Nowadays you can buy or rent the movie in iTunes, and see the trailer also: Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie directed by Wes Anderson tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Find the movie here The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and this film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, India, among others.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin, telling a dramatic love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes Partition – Vic Sarin

and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½

The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, among others, tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and about the difficulties he will face.

You can see the trailer and buy or rent the movie in iTunes

The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Film is starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, among others, well known from Bollywood films.

Find the film in iTunes: The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

Mira Nair has made also several other good movies like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001), the movie of which can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair

  • Viceroy’s House (2017), ****

The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice) and the music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) credibly portrays the Viceroy’s wife in this film.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

Other movies with western origin and scenes from India

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon

The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Octopussy – John Glen

  • Outsourced (2006)

Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

  • The Rains Came (1939)

The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

Most of the movies mentioned in this article, together with their trailers, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America, from the links this article provides.

If you buy or rent a movie from iTunes, or Apple Music service, through Indivue, the maintenance will get a tiny commission.

(Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

 

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By the channel in Copenhagen, Denmark (video preview)

By the channel in Copenhagen, Denmark (video preview)

This video, which is part of the Indivue Travel Opus to Europe will take you to a channel in Copenhagen. The channel is called Nyhavn and from there you can take channel cruises during daytime, for example to see the famous statue of Little Mermaid,  and in the evening you can enjoy a drink or dinner by the restaurant terrace infront of them many colourful buildings.

After watching this short video, you will get to see more videos from Copenhagen and things related, so just take the adventure!

And find more good travel tips to Copenhagen from here: http://bit.ly/TripToCopenhagen

 

 

Lue Kööpenhaminan turistinähtävyyksistä suomeksi tässä linkissä!

View over Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo (video)

View over Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo (video)

This video was shot from the top of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy, during the massive heats of the month of July.

Castel Sant’Angelo gives you a splendid view over the city of Rome, and it is located by the river Tiber, next to the famous Roman bridges. It is also near the Vatican City.

Castel Sant’Angelo has a small entrance fee, and it works as a museum. I would recommend to visit there at least because of the views. See what else I would recommend from the article ”Art and Traveltips for Rome”!

After watching this short video from Rome, more related videos will follow, so enjoy your virtual adventure!

 

 

Oheinen Sant’Angelon linnasta käsin kuvattu video tarjoaa näkymän yli Rooman.

 

Walk on the sea (video)

At the moment I’m enjoying biting freezing winter weathers in Finland. It’s freezing all the way from Lapland to Helsinki, which make it possible to walk on the waters. When the temperature is between -5 to -16 and the day is sunny, one can walk on the sea. Check it out:

 

Video Indivue: Walk on the sea

Find more Indivue videos from Helsinki here

 

 

One more go for Oslo (video collection)

One more go for Oslo    (video collection)

I visited Oslo in Norway quite a while ago. It was summertime and the weather was fine, though every now and then the sudden rain surprised me coming down from the sunny sky without any warning. It was almost like a summer in Helsinki.

In one of them beautiful sunny moments I managed to video shoot this scene by the sea, right in the centre of Oslo. In this video you can see people having lunch in a near-by restaurant ship and hear the radio shouting so loud that one was hardly able to hear the seagulls. The small ship you see in this video might be coming back from a sightseeing tour around the nearby islands or fjords. There were many such cruises happening in Oslo centre, but unfortunately I had no chance to experience that.

Still, after watching this short video of mine you will automatically get to see more Youtubevideos about Oslo and things related, so take a look and enjoy – maybe one can find the video of fjordcruises as well someday!

 

See also the earlier videos I made, related to Oslo. They are from the same trip, including Flight from Helsinki to Oslo:

 

 

Video of Beautiful Oslo sights in summertime:

 

 

and the Return flight from Oslo to Helsinki:

 

 

All the images and the music in these videos are by me.

You might also like to read my previous article about this same city, called Art and traveltips for Oslowhere you will see a digital painting inspired by my visit in the capital of Norway. In case you want to have the painting, read the instructions here!

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

Are you planning to travel to Amsterdam in Netherlands?

Then you should definitely read my previous post about Amsterdam called Art and traveltips to Amsterdam.

This video here was shot in the streets of Amsterdam, and what a coincidence – Lata Mangehskar happened to be singing on the radio. She is one of the most well-known singers in Bollywood films, and it has been this way for decades.

After this short video of mine you will get to see some more YouTubevideos about Amsterdam and things related, so take a nice posture and enjoy your armchairtrip!

 

 

Back in 2014 there  was also one good Bollywood movie shot partially in Amsterdam. The movie was called Queen, and it was starring Kangana Ranaut (She has had the main role also in other nice Bollywood films like Fashion, Woh Lamhe and Tanu weds Manu). Queen was almost a four star movie according to Indivue, but the problem with that movie, like with many other Bollywood movies which have been shot in the West, like Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film Jab Harry met Sejal, was that it was giving a very one-sided view of an European lifestyle – I mean, if I was an Indian watching Bollywood-movies, I might even start to think that all that Westerners do is party, celebrate and seduce each other, one after the other. Of course that is not the case. But, coincidentally, it might even look like that in the real life in Goa and some other touristic places in India. YouTubers really need to see an effort and make more videos to show what the real life in Europe is like, isn’t it?

Anyways, this other video from Amsterdam tells you about the great painter Vincent Van Gogh. A few months back, in 2017, an animation movie about Van Gogh was released. That movie was called Loving Vincent, and the scenes were totally painted with oilcolours. One has to raise one’s hat for the huge amount of work and effort they had put for that movie. Still, I definitely do recommend you to read the great book about Vincent Van Gogh, written by Irving Stone, to get the whole picture of that artist’s life. And to remember to support the living artists as well.

 

Oheiset videot on kuvattu Amsterdamista, niin tien päältä kuin Van Goghin museolta. Löydät lisää Amsterdamiin liittyviä artikkeleita suomeksi täältä!

Kuusamo hills and ruska in North of Finland (video preview)

Kuusamo hills and ruska in North of Finland   (video preview)

This video is from the landscapes of Kuusamo in North of Finland. Some say Kuusamo is not yet Lapland, but to me it looked very much like it. This video was shot on top of Ruka during the ruska time in September, when the weather is cool and the trees are colourful.

Find other interesting places in Finland here in this link

and Indivue videos from Europe here!

 

 

Oheisella videolla avaria maisemia ruska-aikaan Rukatunturin laelta Pohjois-Suomesta!

The most beautiful neighbourhood in Finland – Vuosaari, by the sea (video preview)

The most beautiful neighbourhood in Finland –  Vuosaari, by the sea      (video preview)

I mentioned about Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finland, one year back, praising its beautiful beaches with photographs.

This year, 2017, the Finnish people have chosen Vuosaari to be the most beautiful neighbourhood in the 100 year old Finland.

Certainly worth visiting, especially in the summertime. Read more about the summertime attractions in Vuosaari, Helsinki, here.

 

 

 

Lue artikkeli sinivalkoisesta Vuosaaresta suomeksi täällä!

Art and traveltips for Barcelona

Art and traveltips for Barcelona

Indivue visited Barcelona twice within past one year and had planned to tell you so much about it. Unfortunately got puzzled by the tragic events in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, and the big talk about Barcelona and Katalonia leaving Spain, that I really could not write or paint about Barcelona anymore. That is for at least some time now.

But just in case you are plannin to travel to Barcelona yourself, check all the reviews for Barcelona in Tripadvisor from the following link http://bit.ly/TripToBarcelona. There is, especially for Indian kitchen lovers, a nice restaurant recommended by Indivue. That Indian restaurant might even be the spiciest restaurant in the whole of Barcelona!

I did find another good Indian restaurant in Barcelona as well, and that is actually even better than the previous one. But like I said, I might write about it later.

The hashtags below, with Indivue’s Instagram painting Inspired by Barcelona, will take you to instaimages from Barcelona and other art related issues. You might want to take a look.

In any case, do remember to follow and like Indivue in social media for more inspiring art and traveltips to come!

See the totally new outlook for this indivue.com for starters!

http://bit.ly/IndivuesArt

Indivue art inspired by Barcelona

Helsinki metrostations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari

Helsinki metrostations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari

Last spring 2017 I did photography on all the Helsinki metrostations, from one end to the other, from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari, and made them into collages.

It was not an easy job, since most of the people passing by looked at me as if I was taking selfies only.

You know, Helsinki has alltogether 17 metrostations by the end of summer 2017, but here covered are all the 14 stations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari only, because for a tourist those missing 3 metrostations, Myllypuro, Kontula and Mellunmäki, don’t have much relevance.  But in case you wish to visit those places, you can change the metro in Itäkeskus and it will take you there.

Another reason is, that sooner or later, this same metroline I’m talking about, metro from Vuosaari to Ruoholahti, will take you all the way from Vuosaari to neighbouring Espoo city as well. So this article is also a salute to all the people in Espoo getting to know Helsinki, in addition to all the other tourists coming to Helsinki, Finland from all over the world. So here they are, with the photocollages and relevant links to Finnish introductions, to traveltips in English and to Insta images –

All the Helsinki metrostations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari

 

Ruoholahti, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Ruoholahti, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Helsinki metro starts from Ruoholahti, which is two stops from the centre to the west direction.

See this Ruoholahti metrostation -collage bigger in this link: Ruoholahti in Finnish

Find traveltips for Ruoholahti from here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Ruoholahti here

Kamppi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kamppi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

 

Kamppi is located one minute to the west from Helsinki center, Rautatientori.

See the Kamppi metrostation -collage bigger in the article Kamppi in Finnish

Find traveltips for Kamppi in here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Kamppi almost uncensored here!

 

Rautatientori, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Rautatientori, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Rautatientori is located in the centre of Helsinki.

See this Rautatientori photomontage bigger in this Rautatientori in Finnish -link.

Find traveltips for Rautatientori and Helsinki centrum here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Rautatientori almost uncensored here !

 

Kaisaniemi aka Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kaisaniemi aka Helsingin yliopisto, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Metrostation called Helsingin Yliopisto used to be called Kaisaniemi,

according to its neighbourhood.

See this metrostation photomontage bigger in the following link Kaisaniemi in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, here

and see an almost uncensored collection of Insta images with hashtag #Kaisaniemi here

 

Hakaniemi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Hakaniemi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Hakaniemi metrostation is located two metrostops to the East from Helsinki centre.

See this metrostation photomontage bigger in the following link Hakaniemi in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Hakaniemi in here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Hakaniemi in this link.

 

Sörnäinen, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Sörnäinen, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Sörnäinen is the last metrostop under ground when you head to the East from Helsinki centre.

See this image bigger here in the article Sörnäinen in Finnish 

Find traveltips for Sörnäinen here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Sörnäinen, almost uncensored, here.

 

Kalasatama, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kalasatama, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kalasatama is the first metrostation that goes on the ground, when you head to the East, towards Vuosaari or Mellunmäki.

See this Kalasatama metrostation photomontage bigger here in this linking article Kalasatama in Finnish

Find traveltips for Kalasatama here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Kalasatama here!

 

 

Kulosaari, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kulosaari, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Kulosaari is a peaceful type of openair metrostation five metrostops to the East from Helsinki centre.

See this artistic photo collage bigger here in this article Kulosaari in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Kulosaari here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Kulosaari in this link!

 

 

Herttoniemi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Herttoniemi, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Herttoniemi metrostation is located six stops to the East from Helsinki centre.

See this photomontage from Herttoniemi bigger here in the linking article Herttoniemi in Finnish

Find traveltips for Herttoniemi here

and see a collection of Insta images with a hashtag #Herttoniemi in this link!

 

 

Siilitie, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Siilitie, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Siilitie is another metrostation with glasswalls and sunshine in the East of Helsinki.

You can see this artistic photomontage of Siilitie metrostation bigger in this link Siilitie in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Siilitie here

and see a collection of Insta images with a hashtag #Siilitie here in this link!

 

 

Itäkeskus, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Itäkeskus, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

 

Itäkeskus is the last metrostop where you can travel with any metro you take from Helsinki centre. After Itäkeskus you will go either to Vuosaari direction or Mellunmäki direction. Here in this article we will go towards Vuosaari.

See this artistically inspired photo collage from Itäkeskus metrotunnel bigger in the following link Itäkeskus in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Itäkeskus here

and see a collection of Insta images with hashtag #Itäkeskus in this link!

 

Puotila, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Puotila, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Puotila is the first metrostop after Itäkeskus when you head towards Vuosaari.

Find this metrostation photomontage bigger in the linking article Puotila in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Puotila from here

and see a collection of Insta images with a hashtag #Puotila here in this link.

 

 

Rastila, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Rastila, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Rastila is a metrostation which you reach after crossing a bridge and there’s a swimming beach and a camping area for travellers right next to it. The only camping area in Helsinki.

See the above image bigger in this link: Rastila in Finnish

Find traveltips for Rastila here 

and see a collection of Insta photos with a hashtag #Rastila in this link.

 

 

Vuosaari, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

Vuosaari, Helsinki, metrostation -collage

 

Finally, the last metrostop in the East of Helsinki, is Vuosaari. Find this Vuosaari metrostation -photomontage bigger in the linking article: Vuosaari in Finnish.

Find traveltips for Vuosaari here

and see a collection of Insta images with a hashtag #Vuosaari, almost uncensored in this link!

Vuosaari was chosen the best neighbourhood in the whole of Finland in 2017, and Vuosaari is really worth visiting, when you know where to go.

Check the article and the video Indivue made last year about Vuosaari beaches and see for yourself!

 

 

 

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